An elderly man who has spent 24 years in prison for his daughter's fire-related death is set to be released, weeks after his conviction was overturned.

Lawyers said Han Tak Lee will be released on bail Friday while prosecutors decide whether to appeal this month's ruling.

Lee has been serving life-without-parole in his mentally ill daughter's death at a Pocono Mountains religious retreat in 1989.

Lee, a former New York City store owner, called the fire accidental. A U.S. appeals court ordered a review that found much of the "arson science" used at trial is now considered flawed.

Pennsylvania Innocence Project lawyers said Lee will reunite with surviving relatives.

Monroe County District Attorney E. David Christine Jr. said he believes the verdict was correct and has said he's likely to appeal.